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John Kerry Pushes Mideast Peace on First Trip

By Reuters

John Kerry views his first trip as U.S. secretary of state as a listening tour, but the leaders he meets will want to hear whether he has any new ideas on Syria, Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.Read More

Labor's Yacimovich Shoots Down Coalition Rumors

By Jonathan Lis (Haaretz)

Labor party chairwoman Shelly Yacimovich reiterated over the weekend that she would not join Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu’s government, despite reports indicating she was involved in coalition talks.Read More

60% of British Jews Live in London


Britain’s Jewish population is becoming more concentrated, with nearly 60 percent of Jews living in London, new statistics show.Read More

Chandra Levy's Convicted 'Killer' Demands New Trial

By Forward Staff

The man convicted of killing Jewish Capitol Hill intern Chandra Levy in 2001 plans to demand a new trial as reports swirl about questions about the case and secret court hearings.Read More

Palestinians Demand Probe Into Detainee's Death

By Reuters

Palestinian officials on Saturday demanded an international investigation into the death of a Palestinian detainee who died in an Israeli jail hours earlier.Read More

Israel Informed Australia When Prisoner X Was Arrested


Israeli intelligence services notified Australian officials of Ben Zygier’s arrest immediately after he was detained, an Australian news agency reported.Read More

Tortuous Coalition Talks May Force Israelis Back To Polls

By Reuters

The slow pace of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition building, held up by disputes over state benefits for ultra-Orthodox Jews, has raised speculation Israel may be forced into a new election.Read More

German Prosecutor Drops All Charges Against Mohel


A German prosecutor has dropped all charges against a rabbi for his role as a circumcise. The decision is the latest in the ongoing German circumcision debate.Read More

Polish City To Ban Soccer Team Over Fans’ Anti-Semitic Game


The municipality of Lodz said it would boycott a Polish soccer club due to “the anti-Semitic and offensive behavior” of its fans.Read More

Budapest U. Suspends Student Council Over Suspected Listing of Jews


The rector of the University of Budapest reportedly suspended a student council suspected listing of Jews and other minorities.Read More

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